President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a N21 billion State House Medical Centre, roughly a week after returning from one of his perennial foreign medical trips.
In an official statement, Abiodun Oladunjoye, director of Information at the Presidential Villa said the state-of-the-art facility is a demonstration of Buhari’s commitment to advancing healthcare management in the country.
The facility is designed as a specialized Intensive Care Centre that would cater to the President, Vice President, their immediate families and VIPs.
“The Presidential/VIP Wing houses several specialized departments, to be staffed by a team of medical professionals, featuring five consultation rooms dedicated to various specialities, including respiratory, cardiology, ophthalmology, ENT, and general consultation,” the statement read.
The hospital also features a specialized X-ray suite equipped with a digital X-ray machine, and a diagnostic suite encompassing MRI, CT scan, and endoscopy facilities.
According to the presidential Villa, a section tagged the Healing Garden, designed to foster relaxation and enhancement of overall well-being will be open for patients and visitors to access.
“With a total cost amounting to N21 billion, completed well on schedule and on budget, the VIP Wing also showcases a Catheterization Laboratory, two operating rooms for regular procedures, and special procedures such as organ transplants,” the statement said.